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Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...

Feds settle suit alleging abuse by men detained after 9/11

Jul. 05, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department settled a decades-old lawsuit on Tuesday filed by a group of men who were rounded up by the government in the weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and held in a federal jail in New York in conditions the department’s own watchdog called abusive and...

New York Rangers give Gauthier 1-year contract extension

Jul. 05, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have given forward Julien Gauthier a one-year contract extension. Rangers general manager Chris Drury announced the move on Tuesday. Gauthier had three goals and four assists in 49 games this past season, with the goals and...

76 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned in NYC

Jul. 05, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The fossilized skeleton of a T. rex relative that roamed the earth about 76 million years ago will be auctioned in New York this month, Sotheby's announced Tuesday. The Gorgosaurus skeleton will highlight Sotheby's natural history auction on July 28, the auction...

Nimmo, Lindor homer as first-place Mets beat Reds 7-4

Jul. 04, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Lindor homered, helping the New York Mets beat the lowly Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Monday night. Taijuan Walker (7-2) struck out nine in six innings as NL East-leading New York earned its second straight win after a stretch of four losses...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 05, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in three...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns for Mets, Taillon on a roll

Jul. 04, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Tuesday: ___ MAX IS BACK Mets ace Max Scherzer returns to a major league mound for the first time since May 18 when the NL East leaders play at Cincinnati. The right-hander, who turns 38 in...

Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest

Jul. 04, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut put a protester in a chokehold while gobbling his way to a 15th win Monday at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, powering down 63 hot dogs and buns at the annual exhibition of excess. In...

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

Jul. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces the country’s labor laws and oversees union...